Anger as some NHS staff see wages fall to match that of new col­leagues

Birmingham Post - - FRONT PAGE - Ali­son Stacey Health Cor­re­spon­dent

NURSES have con­dem­nded health bosses af­ter they were forced to take a pay cut fol­low­ing the merger of city hospi­tal trusts.

‘Bank’ nurses who worked at Birm­ing­ham’s former Heart of Eng­land NHS Hos­pi­tals Trust saw their hourly week­end rate re­duced to match the pay rate of new col­leagues at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hop­si­tal, in Edg­bas­ton.

Now the nurses at Good Hope, Soli­hull and Heart­lands hos­pi­tals – who are tem­po­rary staff with reg­u­lar shifts – say that the changes could them out of the in­dus­try.

One said: “No­body is happy about it, and some peo­ple have even talked about look­ing for work else­where. Peo­ple are say­ing they would get bet­ter rates at Lidl.” force

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